Sailing’s John Muir

The Art of Diminished Resistance

Wylie has been called the “John Muir of the sea,” and he can talk nonstop about how he hopes to slow global warming by greening watercraft worldwide. His quest centers on the concept of diminished resistance, which is key to making boats that knife through the water.

Jorgensen listed off the things that impress him most about the Baylis: its customizable deck, its strong but ultralight construction, its "slippery" hull design, its minimalist rigging. "It's a real honor to be a part of this," he said, waving an arm to encompass the entirety of the ship. “It’s revolutionary.” Read More 

-Steve Hawk, Sierra Magazine

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